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General News of Wednesday, 17 August 2022


IBB’s former spokesman Duro Onabule is dead

The late Chief Duro Onabule The late Chief Duro Onabule

Chief Duro Onabule, a former Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to former Military President Ibrahim Babangida is dead.

The 83-year-old veteran journalist is reported to have died on Tuesday, August 16.

The news of his demise was announced on the platform of the Old Grammarians’ Society (OGS) of the CMS Grammar School, Lagos.

The cause of his death wasn't available at the time of filing this report.

Onabule was a dedicated old boy of the school per members of the society.

The respected media practitioner was the Editor of National Concord newspapers between 1984 and 1985 before his appointment as Chief Press Secretary to President Babangida, The Nations wrote.

Onabule was the presidential spokesman almost the entire reign of the military ruler.

Reacting to his death, National Publicity Secretary of the OGS, Otunba ‘Dare Odufowokan, described the late Onabule as a worthy Old Boy who was very passionate about the society and his alma mater.

“He remains one of the great Grammarians we looked up to. He had an exemplary career in the media that inspired many Grammarians over the years and he was proud of his membership of the Society,” he said.


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